Tag "classic rock"

Sonny Geraci, Outsiders and Climax Singer, Dead at 69

The Cleveland native had two very different top 5 hits with two different bands: “Time Won’t Let Me” and “Precious and Few.”

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Beatles Pal “Magic Alex” Mardas Dead at 74

One of the characters who fell into the Beatles’ orbit, he promised them futuristic electronics and even a flying saucer, but delivered little.

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Allan Williams, Beatles’ First Manager, Dies at 86

Before Brian Epstein managed the Beatles, it was a man named Allan Williams who took the young Liverpool band under his wing. He’s now died at age 86

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Sharon Jones, Late-Blooming Soul Star, Dead at 60

The dynamic soul and funk singer who made her first recordings in her 40s has died at age 60. Jones chronicled her battle with cancer in a documentary film.

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Black Crowes Keyboardist Eddie Harsch Dies at 59

The longtime member of the beloved classic rock jam band passed away on the eve of the debut tour by the spinoff band the Magpie Salute.

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Don Ciccone of Critters Dies, Sang ‘Mr. Dieingly Sad’

The singer behind two of the most beautiful ballads of the ’60s has passed away. He later joined the Four Seasons and Tommy James & the Shondells.

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Dixie Cups Member Dies, Sang on ‘Chapel of Love’

Joan Marie Johnson, a founding member of the New Orleans girl group that also recorded “Iko Iko” and “People Say,” is dead at 72.

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Buckwheat Zydeco Dead at 68, RIP Stanley Dural Jr

As his persona implies, Dural Jr. was known for playing zydeco, the music popularized in Louisiana. He had been suffering from lung cancer in recent years

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Sandy Pearlman Dead, Longtime Blue Öyster Cult Producer

He also co-managed the band and helped deliver their breakthrough hit. His producer credits include The Clash; he also managed a legendary heavy metal band

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Tributes For Paul Kantner, 1941-2016

Many classic rockers have paid tribute to the late Paul Kantner, including his former Jefferson Airplane bandmates Jack Casady, Marty Balin + Jorma Kaukonen

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